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World Economy Chiefs Flirt With the Idea of Fiscal Stimulus

Olaf Scholz departs an International Monetary Fund governors group photo at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19.

Olaf Scholz departs an International Monetary Fund governors group photo at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

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Finance ministers and central bankers from around the globe gave momentum to the idea of fiscal stimulus as the way to revive a sagging world economy. But there was little agreement on how to do so.